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Chief, Autoimmunity and Mucosal Immunology Branch

Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation (DAIT)

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

 

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is seeking an exceptional and visionary leader to be the chief of the Autoimmunity and Mucosal Immunology Branch (AMIB), Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation (DAIT), one of three extramural program divisions within NIAID. The chief, AMIB plans and manages a broad portfolio of solicited grant initiatives, investigator-initiated grants, and contracts focused on basic and clinical research autoimmune and primary immunodeficiency disorders and mucosal immunology. The knowledge generated by this portfolio is used to develop new diagnostics, prevention, and therapeutic approaches for individuals who suffer from these diseases.

 

The chief, AMIB has a broad range of responsibilities that includes planning, awarding, and managing a broad extramural portfolio of solicited grant initiatives, investigator-initiated grants, and contracts that includes basic and preclinical research and clinical trial networks conducting exploratory through pivotal, licensure-enabling clinical trials in difficult-to-treat diseases; directing AMIB with authoritative scientific leadership to advance understanding of autoimmune diseases, primary immunodeficiency disorders, and mucosal immunity; exercising broad influence on scientific programs aligned with U.S. and global health priorities; developing and articulating scientific priorities in concert with NIH and HHS goals; providing leadership and supervision for the strategic management of human and financial resources; overseeing the congressionally mandated Trans-NIH Autoimmune Disease Coordinating Committee (ADCC); and developing and maintaining collaborations across NIH, other federal agencies, not-for-profit organizations, and industry.

 

Qualifications

Applicants must have an M.D. with demonstrated broad and in-depth expertise in clinical immunology research related to autoimmune disease, primary immunodeficiency disorders, or mucosal immunology. The candidates may be U.S. citizens, permanent U.S. residents, or non-residents with a valid employment authorized visa and must have demonstrated skills and abilities in the following areas:

1.     Working both independently and collaboratively in planning, organizing, and conducting research in the scientific areas described above, including the design and management of clinical trials

2.     Successful management of a multifaceted research program

3.     Effective interactions across multiple sectors of government, industry, and academia

4.     Effective leadership and/or supervision/management

5.     A knowledge of extramural grant processes while desired is not required

Application

Provide your curriculum vitae (CV), bibliography, and a statement (two-page maximum) explaining your: 1) vision to develop and manage a NIAID extramural research program related to autoimmune diseases, primary immunodeficiency disorders, and mucosal immunology; 2) reasons for being interested in this position; and 3) leadership skills and experience you would bring to NIAID. In addition, up to three letters of professional reference may be required as the recruitment process progresses. Submit your application package to Adelina Bartels (adelina.bartels@nih.gov). The deadline for receipt of applications is August 19, 2022. Applications from women, persons from underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

 

Email Adelina Bartels (adelina.bartels@nih.gov) with questions or for more information about the position.

 

All information provided by applicants will remain confidential and will be reviewed only by authorized officials associated with the recruitment. The successful candidate will be appointed under the Title 42(f) authority at a salary commensurate with experience. A full package of benefits is also available, including retirement; health, life, and long-term care insurance; annual and sick leave; and a Thrift Savings Plan (401K equivalent). The position is subject to a background check.

 

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About National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases / National Institutes of Health

NIAID conducts and supports basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and ultimately prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases. For more than 60 years, NIAID research has led to new therapies, vaccines, diagnostic tests, and other technologies that have improved the health of millions of people in the United States and around the world. NIAID is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).